Definitions

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  • n. One hundred and eighty.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Nine times twenty, or one hundred and eighty.

Etymologies

nine +‎ score (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Behind the players rode the majority of lancers, ninescore or so.

    Darksong Rising

  • And she replied, 'The sun rises in the Eastern hemisphere and sets in the Western, and each hemisphere comprises ninescore degrees.

    The Book of the Thousand Nights and One Night, Volume IV

  • I have several poetic trifles, which I shall gladly leave with Miss Nimmo, or you, if they were worth house room; as there are scarcely two people on earth by whom it would mortify me more to be forgotten, though at the distance of ninescore miles.

    The Letters of Robert Burns

  • First, here's young Master Rash; he's in for a commodity of brown paper and old ginger, ninescore and seventeen pounds; of which he made five marks, ready money: marry, then ginger was not much in request, for the old women were all dead.

    Measure for Measure

  • First, here’s young Master Rash; he’s in for a commodity of brown paper and old ginger, ninescore and seventeen pounds; of which he made five marks, ready money: marry, then ginger was not much in request, for the old women were all dead.

    Measure for Measure

  • "We'll keep those, and I want you and the captains to sign a paper saying that we found and dumped into the river the other ninescore blades.

    Scion of Cyador

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